I have been asked a few times if I would show a step by step of a resin pour. In this demonstration I did a more subtle example more to show the paint mixing than manipulating the resin on the panel.
Each color was added to a small amount of resin. The transparent colors had denatured alcohol added to them as well as the base layer white. Additionally I sprayed a little silicone at the end of the video to show the results. After the painting sits for a while it will have more of a soft cloudy look that includes transparent layers. I hope you give this a try. As you will see in the video there can be spills and messes but it is all worth the end results.
List of products used:
Golden Fluid Acrylic – Ultramarine Violet – http://amzn.to/2q4m69q
Golden Fluid Acrylic – Titan Buff – http://amzn.to/2qtq4co
Golden Fluid Acrylic – Teal – http://amzn.to/2q49yi8
Golden Fluid Acrylic – Cerulean Blue Deep – http://amzn.to/2qtNRsX
Golden Fluid Acrylic – Iridescent Pearl – http://amzn.to/2q4ul53
Golden Fluid Acrylic – Iridescent Bright Gold – http://amzn.to/2q4gbB0
Golden High Flow Acrylic – Fluorescent Pink – http://amzn.to/2q4xd1X
Pro Marine Supply Epoxy Resin – http://amzn.to/2q4sSf6
Blaster Silicone Lubricant – http://amzn.to/2pB2s1G
Denatured alcohol – http://amzn.to/2qUZ2L2
I don't get to spend a lot of time with my oldest but when I do we generally do a lot of laughing. Whitney is one of my greatest accomplishments and I am always in awe of what she can do. This kid works hard in school, she raises animals in FFA, sings in the choir at church and tutors 5th graders every Wednesday. She is also an awesome photographer and cook! Last night her and I spent a little time together trying out the new technique and we had a lot of fun.
The painting dried beautifully and we are excited about the results.
Here is a list of the products the we used:
- Flood Floetrol - http://amzn.to/2pYNPHT
- 3 - In - One Silicone - http://amzn.to/2pvH9yr
- Golden Fluid Acrylic - Green Gold - http://amzn.to/2q0dGQb
- Golden Fluid Acrylic - Teal - http://amzn.to/2pvuZFT
- Golden Fluid Acrylic - Phthalo Blue (Red Shade) - http://amzn.to/2qWlGiz
- Golden Fluid Acrylic - Iridescent Pear (Fine) - http://amzn.to/2q2RvXv
Lately, I have been working on the way to get a lot of paint on a large panel without actually pouring the paint. Mainly I wanted to do a flip cup in multiple places. Well, I think I have found the solution, and I wanted to share the technique.
In the video, I use biscuit cutters to pool the paint up and create the dirty pour. The difference is that I placed my lightest colors first in the cup so they would have a chance to move around. I think this will work best on a large panel, but we will have to see later. Once the painting has dried, I will post the finished piece here in this blog, so you know what the results. If you want to try this for yourself I have listed all the products used below:
- Golden Fluid Acrylic – Titan Buff – http://amzn.to/2qT6l23
- Golden Fluid Acrylic – Iridescent Gold – http://amzn.to/2qTrYPH
- Golden Fluid Acrylic – Phthalo Blue (Red Shade) – http://amzn.to/2pssDY5
- Golden Fluid Acrylic – Cobalt Turquoise – http://amzn.to/2po6xoV
- Daler & Rowney FW Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic – Sundown Magenta – http://amzn.to/2pdTjQg
- Daler & Rowney FW Liquid Acrylic – Light Green – http://amzn.to/2pZ5UUU
- Flood Floetrol – http://amzn.to/2pXsiQc
- Biscuit Cutters – http://amzn.to/2qTaIKo
- Treadmill Lubricant – http://amzn.to/2po7Q7s
This weekend Zoe and I have been playing with some new paint. Last night we made a piece using Color Shift Paints and we rather liked the results. So today we thought we would share with our YouTube Channel how we did the pour. The receipe we used was rather simple.
In each cup add the following:
- 2 Parts Paint
- 2 Parts GAC 800
- 1 Part 91% Alcohol.
- 5 to 10 drops silicone
People have asked why I use alcohol and it is really just preference. You can use water I just know that the alcohol works for me and I like it. Additionally the alcohol can help act as a dispersing agent with the silicone. Once these pieces have dried and we have coated them in resin Zoe wants to put them on my Etsy page. Of course they won’t be $2500 like she asked but they will be for sale.
Below is a list of the products we used with links to where they can be purchased:
- FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Pink Flash http://amzn.to/2pjB6wR
- FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Purple Flash – http://amzn.to/2q9wOw9
- FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Green Flash – http://amzn.to/2pSzJX3
- Liquitex Basic Titanium White Acrylic – http://amzn.to/2q9sRr1
- Golden GAC 800 – http://amzn.to/2qN0NqQ
- 3 In One Silicone – http://amzn.to/2qMT23S
I have really enjoyed using Floetrol as a pouring medium. It seems to do a pretty good job and stands up well under resin. One thing I have noticed is that floetrol over older paint is not as forgiving. In this video Zoe and I do a quick demo of an acrylic pour only using Golden Fluid Acrylic and Floetrol.
The recipe was pretty simple. I used 1 ounce of floetrol to about 20 drops of fluid acrylic. Below is a list of the items we used in the demonstration.
- Golden Fluid Acrylic Phthalo Blue – http://amzn.to/2q4S0mO
- Golden Fluid Acrylic Cerulean Blue – http://amzn.to/2qKlZwC
- Golden Fluid Acrylic Quinacridone Magenta – http://amzn.to/2pFzY9i
- Golden Fluid Acrylic Titan Buff – http://amzn.to/2qGeW96
- Golden Fluid Acrylic Hansa Yell – http://amzn.to/2peAnwN
- Golden Fluid Acrylic Transparent Pyrrole Orange – http://amzn.to/2peOVwA
- Flood Floetrol – http://amzn.to/2qGjBYv
- Benzomatic Torch – http://amzn.to/2qFOQTu
This weekend I tried something a little different with my test canvases. I did a dirty pour with three flip cups, and I think it turned out OK. Below is a video from my YouTube channel with all the details. Additionally, I coated the piece in Art Resin.
Eventually, the piece will be available on my Etsy Page that I was finally able to setup. I am busy with so much other that stuff it seems like I am moving in slow motion. The Etsy shop is pretty much where these little test pieces reside. Otherwise, they collect dust in my house. So check it out and buy something will ya!
As always here is a list of the ingredients I used to create this piece. I hope this inspires you to try it out. It’s not hard just sometimes messy!
Floetrol — http://amzn.to/2qqusJ7
Silicone — http://amzn.to/2qwgceR
91% Alcohol – http://amzn.to/2qws7cq
Golden Hansa Yellow Medium – http://amzn.to/2qCBh6B
Golden Titan Buff – http://amzn.to/2pW7eKM
Golden Raw Umber – http://amzn.to/2p6JUWH
Golden Quinacridone Magenta – http://amzn.to/2qCF3g6
Golden Cerulean Blue – http://amzn.to/2pGdYLV
Art Resin – http://amzn.to/2p3SdSn
Over the weekend my lovely wife gave me three sets of Pebeo paints to play with. There were three kits, each with their own specific purpose. The tree kits are listed below with links. For more information about Pebeo and what they have to offer go check out Pebeo.com. They have a ton of different types of paints and I can’t wait to try them all!
The first kit I played with was the Vitrial set. The colors included were Crimson, Lemon, Orange, Chartreuse, Sky Blue and Gold. All the paints are mixable so you can make your own custom color. I need to get some thinner but the look you get is of a stained glass. They were really easy to play with and I had no problem getting them mixed.
The second set I used was the Fantasy Prism. There were 12 different colors in this kit. My favorite was Eggshell White. The paints create a honeycomb effect. I think they are intended to be used alongside the Moon Fantasy but can be used alone too.
The third set I used was the Fantasy Moon. This set also came with 6 colors and they were sort of a two toned paint. I liked the way they went down on the panel but they were really tough to get mixed appropriately. They give a hammered metal look that is quite nice.
In the following video I put together a quick little abstract piece using each of the paints and finished off with a gentle spatula swipe. I really liked the look of the paints and how they reacted. After about 3 days it dried to a beautiful glossy look that is much like a resin piece.
Here is a list of the items I used:
Yesterday I was working on a piece that used quite a few colors in the pour. Seven colors in fact! The colors were an inspiration from colors used by another YouTube artist, Annmarie Ridderhof. She uses a lot of earthy colors and they always tend to turn out very nice. The difference is that she is not using resin. I wanted to see what those colors looked like with resin so I did my own little test.
The piece was done as a “dirty pour” and while the results were nice there were quite a few little bubbles in the finished product. I find this to be the case with most resin dirty pours (for me). Its not that big of a deal since all you really need to do is lightly sand the top and then add another coat of resin. Most pieces I do include a second coat of resin or a finished coat.
In the video bellow I show the finished product and a time laps of the piece being created. If you get a chance go out and see what Annmarie is doing and hopefully with all these demos you will get inspired to do this yourself! As always, there is also a list of all the products used in the video with links where to buy.
- Art Resin – Clear Epoxy Resin
- Golden Acrylics:
- Daler Rowney Acrylic Ink – Light Green
- 8 Inch Round Canvas Board
- Aluminum Half Pan Lids
- Plastic Measuring Cups
Teaching my 8 year old to paint using acrylic pouring medium and mixing colors is probably one of the most fun things I do each week. She just loves to make the magic happen and I love to watch her learn new things.
This week we did a little 8 inch canvas using some metallic paints and jewel tones. We like the results and decided to spray a little silicone on the painting at the end of the pour. Cells were created instantly! However, after the painted dried they were not as interesting as the ones that appeared naturally. For the painting in the video and seen above we made a list of the materials used in case you wanted to try some of this out.
- Golden Fluid Acrylic – Quinacridone Magenta
- Golden Fluid Acrylic – Cobalt Turquois
- Golden Fluid Acrylic – Ultramarine Violet
- Golden High Flow Acrylic – Titanium White
- Lumiere Halo Blue Green Gold
- Golden GAC 800
- Flood Floetrol
- 91% Alcohol
- Blaster Silicone Spray
- For the Paint colors (NOT WHITE) we used the following ratios – 1 Part Paint: 1 Part GAC 800: 1 Part Alcohol
- For the White we used about 60cc of Floetrol and 10 drops of White High Flow Acrylic.
- The paints were added to the cups and then poured over the canvas. Some would call it a “dirty pour”
- After the paint had settled we then sprayed a very light mist of silicone over the painting allowing the chemical to settle on top and create the cellular reaction.